If you want to be involved, the following are ways you can help now:

Jack Dudas Eagle Scout Project Benefits our Preschool!

Jackson Dudas is embarking on the project necessary to attain to Eagle Scout, and our preschool is the very happy beneficiary of his efforts. He will be creating two activity “walls” for our preschool back yard that will enhance outside time for the kids, providing additional independent imaginative and creative outlets. There will be a large Lego Wall, and a larger Music Wall . Because we are the recipients of this wonderful project, we are assisting him in his fundraising efforts. Jackson estimates that the project will cost about $700 to complete. Your donations are greatly appreciated to helping him in his quest to become an Eagle Scout, and in fulfilling this addition to our preschool program. Jackson will have a table in Parlour Hall on August 12, and can answer your questions, if you have any. To make donations, please write your check to BSA Troop One. You can drop your check in the offering plate, or mail/bring to the Parish or Preschool Office. Thank you!

Bishop Taylor is inviting ALL to concert production of ‘Godspell’ to benefit diocesan ministries!

Bishop John Harvey Taylor has announced a special production next month of the beloved Broadway musical Godspell to raise funds for various diocesan ministries. The professional, semi-staged production will be performed in downtown Los Angeles at the Colburn School’s Zipper Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, and in Santa Barbara at Trinity Church on Sunday, Sept. 9. 

Godspell features a parade of beloved songs in an eclectic range of styles, including “Day by Day, “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.” In the show, a small group of people helps Jesus tell parables by using a wide variety of games, and storytelling techniques, with a hefty dose of comic timing. As the action dissolves hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. 

More information is available at http://www.BishopsConcert.org. Use code AUG15 when ordering tickets by Aug.15 for a 50% early-bird discount. 

Elementary Age Sunday School Expanding to Two Age Groups; Teachers Needed

Beginning on September 9, Kick-Off Sunday, the Elementary age Sunday School class will become two classes, to better accommodate the needs of our kids: Grades 1-3, and Grades 4-6. (Please note that Youth Group now begins from the 7th Grade). As a result, we need four more teachers willing to teach once each month. The kids are lovely, and spending time with them is a great experience of God and Sabbath. Curriculum is provided; supplies are reimbursed; support from the clergy and fellow teachers is generous. To inquire or offer yourself, please contact Mtr. Andrea in person, by calling the church office (818-240-3860) or sending on an email (andrea@saintmarks.la). You can also ask any of our current teachers about their experience:  Sarah Addley mrs.addley@gmail.com, Jennifer Harkins mj.harkins@att.net, Brandon Jarratt bljarratt@gmail.com.

Greeter Needed

Saint Mark's is in need of a greeter to join the first and third Sunday teams each month. Please contact Mark Ehrhardt if you have questions and/or would like to help at 818-843-4058.

Host Coffee Hour

Each week we welcome all who worship at Saint Mark's to have a cup of coffee after the 8 am and 10 am masses and we need folk to sign up to make the coffee and set out the donuts! It's easy and fun! Want to host? Contact Elizabeth Eichhorn at elizabeth.collier23@gmail.com. She will walk you through what to do and how to do it.

Welcome Table Host

Would you like to be part of our welcome table host team? Saint Mark’s is known as a welcoming church and part of that is due to our welcome table each Sunday in the colonnade. It’s a very easy way to provide a warm smile and hello to visitors and parishioners alike. If you want to help, please email or call Chey Widdop, Associate for Community Life, at chey@saintmark.la or 901-409-7068.